Date: 18 May 2018 09:00 – 10:15
Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
Spring Forum for International Affairs 2018
Session “From Brain Drain to Brain Circulation in neighbouring areas”
The Baltic Science Network session of the Spring Forum for International Affairs 2018 will discuss and question rationales of researcher mobility in the context of neighbouring area cooperation. Interreg Baltic Sea Region project Baltic Science Network has surveyed the challenges and obstacles in researcher mobility in the area. Three alternative aims for researcher mobility have been identified: connecting the researchers of the region, increasing the prosperity of the region by pooling and sharing excellent research and innovation, or responding to common challenges of the region. The relevance of these options will be discussed from the point of view of Finnish HEIs.
Why should we be interested (in researcher mobility) in neighbouring areas when the world is global? How does mobility in the Baltic Sea Region benefit our institutions and our academics? How to get over the fear of brain drain in order to realise the possibilities of brain circulation in the region?
Moderator: Riitta Mustonen, Director of Development, University of Turku
Short introduction: Mari Leino, Planning Officer, University of Turku
Speakers: Tadas Juknevičius, Policy Analyst, MOSTA Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre, and Susanna Sepponen, Senior Consultant, Gaia Consulting
The Spring Forum in Jyväskylä is organized by Finnish National Agency for Education and University of Jyväskylä, HUMAK University of Applied Sciences and JAMK University of Applied Sciences. For more information on the Forum please proceed here.